PXL THIS 20
PXL THIS 20 tour 2010-2011
Audio/Visual sound, color
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1- GOOD GRIEF - Lisa Marr & Paolo Davanzo, 2m
2- AND THEY PLAYED & THEY PLAYED & THEY PLAYED - Gwyneth & Geoff Seelinger, 5m
3- DEAD MAN'S CLOTHES - Terri Sarris & Frank Pahl, 3m
4- SUZY WILLIAMS & BRAD KAY'S PINCHBACK - Eli Elliott, 4m
5- BEACH DAY, LIGHT PLAY - Geoff Seelinger, 3m
6- OIL KILLS - L. M. Sabo, 2m
7- SEE NOTE - Joe Nucci, 6m
8- FERTILE GROUND CORPORATE SLUG - Bryan Konefsky, 4m
9- SPILTERACY - Mary Jane Shoultz, 4m
10- TROG ALLEY - Will Erokan, 6m
11- MONK - Nick Newlin, 4m
12- SLOW DRAW - Elric Kane, 7m
13- HEY YOU IN THE FUTURE - Jonathan Menchin, 4m
14- PROJECTION/EJECTION - David Sherman - 3m
15- ROUNDS - Clifford Novey, 6m
16- PYTHAGORAS AS POET - Robin Carter, 5m
17- SPOON & PACKET - Philip Marion, 6m
18- ARROYO SECO RIVER SONG - Nicole & Michael Possert, 4m
19- GLITCH - Terri Sarris, 3m
20- KING KUKULELE KOGNITION - Denny Moynahan, 4m
21- 7 DUDLEY - Rex Butters, 3m
22- ROXY RUBICON EPISODE 5 - Eli Elliott, 6m
23- BEST LAVA VIEW RIGHT HERE - Doug Ing, 4m
24- PARALLEL WORLDER - Gerry Fialka, 10m
PXL THIS 20 highlights include:
Always a favorite at PXL THIS, L M Sabo's OIL KILLS takes you on a journey of America's love affair with Big Oil and the devastating consequences. Press ready stills: http://members.cox.net/l.m.sabo/Oil-Kills-1.jpg & http://members.cox.net/l.m.sabo/Oil-Kills-2.jpg & http://members.cox.net/l.m.sabo/Oil-Kills-3.jpg & http://members.cox.net/l.m.sabo/Oil-Kills-4.jpg & http://members.cox.net/l.m.sabo/Oil-Kills-5.jpg
Nicole & Michael Possert's ARROYO SECO RIVER SONG, starring George Willis, is a moving tribute to the most important tributary to the Los Angels River. This historical corridor has been home to Native Americans, missionaries, rancheros, explorers, artists and dreamers who have sculpted this valley into LA's seminal region. The founding of the City of Los Angels is at the confluence of these two rivers. Press images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2007pxl/sets/72157625268199688/
Philip Marion's SPOON & PACKET conjures a miniature parable for a larger world. Press ready stills: www.eveningalbum.com/SpoonAndPacketPXLstills.jpg
It's a family affair with visionary PXL-Dad Geoff Seelinger contributing 2 titles (one co-made with his daughter):
BEACH DAY, LIGHT PLAY http://vimeo.com/17718439 - A dreams beach day is captured in high contrast, stuttered motion by the magic of a PXL2000. Abstractions are created through motion, reflections, hi-lights and shadow. The PXL images of beach activities to open up into an immense imaginary space. 4 year-old Gwyneth's AND THEY PLAYED & THEY PLAYED & THEY PLAYED http://vimeo.com/17694873 shares a stream of consciousness, that includes stories from the heart, songs about poop, ugly words and other joyous indiscretions.
PXL THIS superstar Eli Elliott's ROXY RUBICON EPISODE 5 alternatively energizes Menippean satire and time warps all systems from collapsing, just in time to save the future. His SUZY & BRAD'S PINCHBACK bellows Bessie Smith blues big time. http://vimeo.com/19769816
Seminal cinema experimenter Bryan Konefsky's FERTILE GROUND CORPORATE SLUG suggests the nitty gritty influences of media visionary, Gene Youngblood (author of the ground-breaking book Expanded Cinema) as described by investigative journalist Greg Palast. http://vimeo.com/17020232
Award winning filmmaker Terri Sarris contributes two: DEAD MAN'S CLOTHES (Sarris & Frank Pahl - Oh, the stories second-hand things might tell...) and GLITCH. http://vimeo.com/user3842874 Every decade sees one PXL that really captures the inherent uniqueness of Pixelvision. For example, James Benning's TABLETOP in the very first PXL THIS, and Lisa's Marr's RUGRAT in 2004. Sarris astutely utilizes PXL's innate characteristics in GLITCH.
Moving image artist extraordinaire David Sherman's PROJECTION/EJECTION shutters the ephemeral light in blinding the baseness of bodies in motion.
Squeezebox tickler Nick Newlin's TWICE AS NICE feels the love. Newlin interprets Thelonius on the accordion in MONK.
Robin Carter's intriguing PYTHAGORAS AS POET explores the birth of science, mathematics, and philosophy. When the Phoenician's brought their writing system to the Greeks, it started a revolution of mind. In the midst of this, Pythagoras emerged in 500BC as the first philosopher. Myth and magic were as much apart of his world as number and theory. Since time immemorial the archivist of cultural knowledge was the poet, and Pythagoras followed this tradition and divined the properties numbers and space from the gods. The alphabet changed the world forever, as it changed the minds of the ancient Greeks. As the alphabet anchored in culture after culture, the mind of humankind has been shaped in kind, but as digital technology usurped the power of reading, what does that mean for us?
TROG ALLEY is another installment of Will Erokan's epic pxloitation compendium, Las Trampas, Joe recalls a highly transformative visionary experience, involving black magic, brotherhood symbolism & crystal meth.
Venice Boardwalk performer Joe Nucci's SEE NOTE is the fourth episode in the captivating trilogy of hilarious limo driver recollections.
Mary Jane Shoultz's SPILTERACY probes the death of the visual, linear straight-jackets of books as a plus. Schoultz, education professor, founder of the "open" school movement and a close advisor to Marshall McLuhan, Norman Mailer & Ivan Illich, updates our consciousness with the electric environment as the major learning tool. "Our young people are not illiterate, they are post-literate. Today's students want immediate roles, not far-off goals." - McLuhan. The "S" is SPILTERACY should be a dollar sign $. "The trouble with a cheap specialized education is that you never stop paying for it." - McLuhan
Rex Butters' 7 DUDLEY conjures a montage of Sponto Gallery home movies filmed in words.
Gerry Fialka's PARALLEL WORLDER doubles the single unified theory as Martha Graham and WC Fields dig duality dancing in mysterious metaphors of Beefheartian time & Vorticist space.
PXL innovator Doug Ing provides BEST LAVA VIEW RIGHT HERE (Ing, his father and friends explore the aftermath of a recent volcano eruption on the island of Hawaii from the balcony of a house amidst the lava field).
Pixelvision avatars Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo's GOOD GRIEF repurposes pop culture with pixelated wit
Clifford Novey's ROUNDS comprehensively circles illusive visual domains.
Elric Kane's SLOW DRAW appropriates bad action films evoking something more intimate than mere on-screen carnage via Pixelvision.
Former Second City Music Director and comedian Jonathan Menchin's HEY YOU IN THE FUTURE alerts wanna-bes not yet born.
Denny Moynahan's KING KUKULELE KOGNITION joins Denny's live self and PXL-self as they ruminate on his 46th birthdays' inner thoughts.